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Friday Finals: Magicians snap skid with win in Aberdeen

January 10, 2015

Keystone 4 @ Johnstown 3 (SO) – Keystone erased a two-goal deficit on their way to a 4-3 shootout win on Friday. The Tomahawks started strong taking a 2-0 lead in the 1st period on goals from Zach Zech and Trevor Recktenwald. Jon Hall and Michael Maiden answered for the Ice Miners in the 2nd period to tie the game. Recktenwald scored his second goal of the game late in the 2nd period to put Johnstown ahead again. Brendan Jaquay would tie the game at 3-3 midway through the 3rd period. In the shootout, Alex Blankenburg stopped all five Johnstown shooters while Joey Sofo scored the lone goal for Keystone. Blankenburg ended up with 24 saves in the win, while Ryan Bednard made 30 saves in the loss. Boxscore

Janesville 5 @ Michigan 2 – Four, 3rd period goals propelled the Jets to a 5-2 come-from-behind win against the Warriors on Friday. Things looked good through almost the first 40 minutes for the Warriors as a 1st period goal from Tyler Groat and a 2nd period goal from Ivan Osko put Michigan ahead 2-0. The Jets would respond with a shorthanded goal from Brandon Schultz late in the 2nd period and four 3rd period goals from Zach Lavalle, Dan Kucerovy, Adam Winborg and Zach Yoder. Blake Weyrick made 15 saves in the win, while Ryan Wischow took the loss, making 33 saves. Boxscore

Minot 3 @ Austin 2 (SO) – The Minotauros erased a 2-0 deficit and ultimately beat the Bruins in a shootout 3-2 on Friday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Bruins opened up a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd period on a pair of goals from Luke Forfar. The Minotauros would respond back with a goal later in the 2nd period from Casey Johnson and a late 3rd period tally from Nick Monfils, both on the power play. In the shootout, Colton Kramer would score as the final shooter for Minot to give them the win. Atte Tolvanen made 20 saves in the win, while Jake Kielly took the loss, making 21 saves. Boxscore

Topeka 4 @ Wichita Falls 7 – Behind four, 2nd period goals the Wichita Falls Wildcats cut into Topeka’s South Division lead thanks to a 7-4 win on Friday. The Wildcats got a 1st period goal from Jake Townsend, 2nd period goals from Colin Staub, Kevin Charyszyn, Nick Farmer and Alex Falconer and two, 3rd period goals from Jonathan Lazarus. Daneil Rzavsky scored twice for the RoadRunners and Carlos Fornaris and Mike Gornall also scored for the ‘Runners. Austin Shaw made 27 saves in the win and Matt Koch had two assists for the Wildcats. Boxscore

Odessa 2 @ Corpus Christi 4 – Three, 3rd period goals led the Corpus Christi IceRays to a 4-2 win at home over the visiting Jackalopes. Connor Kelly opened the scoring in the 2nd period with a shorthanded goal for the IceRays, but was answered a minute late by a power play goal from Odessa’s Corey Hoffman. In the 3rd period, Corpus Christi scored two quick goals to take a 3-1 lead on tallies from Ryan Cusin and Tanner Lomsnes. Derek Brown cut the lead down to 3-2 with a goal two minutes later, but a goal late in the period from Griff Jeszka gave the IceRays the cushion they needed. Andrew Lindgren made 30 saves in the win. Boxscore

Wenatchee 5 @ Lone Star 6 – Lone Star scored five goals in the 2nd period and got four of their six goals from Oskar Andren in a 6-5 home win on Friday over the visiting Wenatchee Wild. Wenatchee led 3-0 after one period thanks to goals from Andre Pison, Chris Jones and Ryan Chiasson. The Brahmas then exploded for five goals in the 2nd period, including three from Andren and others from Sebastian Vidmar and Quinn Carroll. Colin Burston scored the lone Wild goal in the frame. In the 3rd period Dakota Raabe scored to bring Wenatchee level at 5-5, but Andren would add his 4th goal of the game with just :17 seconds remaining for the game-winner. Boxscore

MN Magicians 3 @ Aberdeen 1 – Chris Amsden made 31 saves as the Magicians snapped their losing skid thanks to a 3-1 road win in Aberdeen on Friday. The Magicians got off to a great start in the 1st period, getting power play goals from Nolan Schaeffer and Nathan Krusko to take a 2-0 lead. The Wings cut into the lead with their lone goal of the game, which came in the 2nd period on a power play goal from Michael Soucier. Austin Jackson added an empty-net goal for the Magicians in the 3rd period to secure the win. Andrew Shortridge took the loss, making 15 saves. Boxscore

Bismarck 4 @ Brookings 3 – Three, 2nd period goals, including two from JM Piotrowski led the Bismarck Bobcats to a 4-3 road win in Brookings on Friday night. The teams traded goals in the opening period with Jaren Spooner scoring for Bismarck and Zach Glienke scoring for Brookings. In the 2nd period, Piotrowski scored twice for the Bobcats and Logan Rivard also added a goal to put Bismarck ahead 4-2 after two periods. Beau Michaud had the lone Blizzard goal in the frame. Garrett Elmore added an early 3rd period goal for the Blizzard to make the score 4-3, but Hunter Shepard held the fort the rest of the way, making 20 saves in the win. Boxscore

Amarillo 1 @ Rio Grande Valley 4 – Defenseman Daniel Nilsson made his two 1st period goals stand as the Killer Bees picked up a big 4-1 home win over the Bulls on Friday night. Nilsson scored his first NAHL goals in just his fourth game of the season as the Killer Bees led 2-0 after one period. After a scoreless 2nd period, Parker Wood scored to make the score 3-0 midway through the 3rd period. Cody Gylling scored the lone goal for the Bulls later in the 3rd, which was answered by a empty-net goal from Andrew Scofield. Nick Scmit made 22 saves in the win. Boxscore

Kenai River 1 @ Fairbanks 6 – Hans Gorowsky had a three-point game, including two goals as the Ice Dogs handled the Brown Bears thanks to a 6-1 win on Friday. Fairbanks jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Ethan Somoza and John Zimmerman. The Brown Bears answered late in the 2nd period on their lone goal from Evan Butcher. Josef Ingman scored for Fairbanks before the period was over to make it 3-1. In the 3rd period, Gorowsky scored twice and Todd Burgess also added a goal, which all came on the power play. Patrick Munson picked up the win in goal making 19 saves. Boxscore

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